Girls Dreaming Big is a tutoring and coaching company that provides academic, network, and identity building experiences to prepare young women for a lifetime of dreaming and achieving big.
Growing up was a difficult time for our Founder/CEO Stacy Taubman. As a young child she had a speech impediment, was academically and physically underdeveloped, and felt very different being one of the only Jewish students at her school. By the time Stacy reached high school, she seemed like the “typical” teenager. She was on the dance team, had good grades, and never ate lunch alone. However, brewing inside were feelings of loneliness and low self-confidence due to her earlier experiences. Even though from the outside Stacy’s life looked great, she never felt a sense of belonging until she was much older.
After teaching for many years, Stacy realized how she felt in high school was not unusual and much more common than she thought. The tipping point for Stacy was the day she received news that a young woman from her school had taken her own life. Stacy's own grief was compounded by the heartbreak of the young women whom she coached and mentored. This tragic event made her realize it was time for change.
Young women today face so many mixed messages and pressures on top of their feelings of loneliness and low self-confidence. They need people in their life to guide them and make them feel seen, valued and heard. Stacy has experienced first-hand how life changing that is. It frees up the space and energy in your life to figure out who you really are and what you really want.
Stacy founded Girls Dreaming Big in 2013 to accomplish just that! Her vision for GDB is to be the company that best understands and serves the academic, social, and emotional needs of all young women to inspire them to dream and achieve BIG!